A light earthquake magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) strikes 15 kilometers (9 miles) from Kazerun in Iran on Friday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 28.78 km (18 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 4.1-magnitude earthquake was detected at 03:45:24 / 3:45 am (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 17/03/17 / 2017-03-17 00:15:24 / March 17, 2017 @ 12:15 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude 51.4982° East, latitude 29.6129° North, depth = 28.78 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20008u9j. Id of event: us20008u9j.
Close country/countries that might be effected, Iran (c. 76 923 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Nūrābād, Borāzjān, Kāzerūn. Epicenter of the earthquake was 15 km (9 miles) from Kāzerūn (c. 94 500 pop), 47 km (29 miles) from Borāzjān (c. 86 100 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Nūrābād (c. 64 000 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days thirteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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